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Can Reflux Cause Thrush
Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more
PPIs always effective on my acid reflux - except, for 1st time ever, no help at all after course of prednisone for hives. Could this be thrush?
Could be,: Fungal esophagitis is possible, but uncommon in an immune -competent person, at any rate steroids in general have many effects on the stomach and esophagus, please visit your doctor, who might prescribe you a higher PPI dose, an anti-fungal if he/she suspects, or refers you to a gastroenterologist, you deserve evaluation anyways, good luck ...Read more
5 month old gas asthma reflux had the flu 3 ear infection pink eye thrush and now boil in anus low immunity or something else?
Frequent infections: In view of all his infections at such a young age, I believe you should discuss his problem with your pediatrician. He may need to have immune globulins evaluated. ...Read more
What would cause a female in her 60's to repeatedly get thrush when she has not been sexually active in 10 yrs? Have fibromyalgia, osteo arthritis, degenerative disc disease, acid reflux, IBS w/constipation, spastic colon - actually get spasms in various
The reason thrush occurs when there is a health crisis is due to the fact that the immune system is working hard to fight off whatever infection is going on; in addition antibiotics kill a lot of the good bacteria, which gives the yeast an optimal environment to flourish in.
Fortunately there are good treatments available.
Take care. ...Read more
Yes: Get a hemoglobin a! c test.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yeast: Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth, generally in young babies in the first few months. There's white plaques on the inside of the lips, on the tongue, the sides of the mouth, and the roof. The difference between this and milk residue is the thrush doesn't brush or rinse off. It's treated with oral nystatin, an antifungal solution painted on. The pacifier can pass the yeast around. ...Read more
I Was drinking ignoring myself getting sick. Now got real sick then developed thrush. Could this be cause of me drinking while sick?
Alcohol and thrush: Thrush usually occurs when immunocompromised by conditions like diabetes, malnutrition, infections like HIV, IV drug use or cancers. F/U in next 48-96 hours with doctor, you need a thorough evaluation with CBC, CMP, sed rate, and serology, as well as treatment for alcohol use and the causitive factors, you are quite young and have a big future ahead. ...Read more
They are not related: Rsv is a virus called respiratory syncytial virus which most commonly causes upper respiratory infections and pneumonitis (viral infection of lungs). It can be most serious in the very young or those who are immunocompromised because of a transplant. Thrush is caused by the yeast Candida Albicans and again it occurs most often in infants (normal). They are not related. ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: When a teen girl or a woman gets repeated vaginal Candida infections, she can be evaluated to see what might be the problem. Sometimes it is a pH (how much acidity is there) imbalance in the vagina, a decrease in "normal flora" (the healthy bacteria that live in the vagina), an immune system problem (inability to prevent yeast overgrowth), a diabetes/sugar problem, etc... ...Read more
2 different things.: Thrush is caused by candiasis infection. However vaginal yeast infections don't have an odor. Smelly discharges can be related to bacterial vaginosis or a number of std's. So, it is recommended that you have this checked by your family physician or your gynecologist. ...Read more
Fungal infection: Thrush is a fungal infection. Oral thrush and other candida infections can occur when your immune system is weakened by disease or drugs such as prednisone, or when antibiotics disturb the natural balance of microorganisms in your body. Antifungal medications usually are able to treat it. See your dentist or physician. ...Read more
Thrush is an infection of the mouth caused by the candida fungus. Candida infections are not limited to the mouth and can occur elsewhere in the body.
Small amounts of candida exist in most healthy people and are kept in check by bacteria. However, certain illnesses, stress, and medications can disturb this balance and allow the fungus to grow out of control. ...Read more
Fungus: Common thrush is an overgrowth of a normal oral fungus called candida albicans. It usually results from an imbalance of oral organisms secondary to antibiotic use. It can also occur in immune compromised patients. Treatment with anti fungal agents after stopping antibiotics is generally effective. ...Read more
Not likely: Not very likely. Something else is going on. ...Read more
I keep getting oral thrush but have been tested negative for nearly every underlying cause. What could be causing it?
Oral hygiene: Poor oral hygiene.Get a more detailed answer ›
Immunosuppressive: Thrush occurs when a fungus called candida overgrows in your mouth. A small amount of this fungus lives in your mouth most of the time. It is usually kept in check by your immune system and other germs that also normally live in your mouth. However, when your immune system is weak or when the other normal bacteria die, the fungus can overgrow. Steroids can compromise your immune system function. ...Read more
It shouldn't: Flonase on the nose should not cause thrush if used as recommended. Flovent may cause thrush especially if one does not gargle and rinse off the cortisone after spraying. The reason? Cortisone increases the sugar level at the throat making one disposed to have yeast overgrowth. ...Read more
Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more